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By Luciano Boi, Dominique Flament, Jean-Michel Salanskis

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Those risk free little articles should not extraordinarily necessary, yet i used to be brought on to make a few comments on Gauss. Houzel writes on "The delivery of Non-Euclidean Geometry" and summarises the proof. essentially, in Gauss's correspondence and Nachlass you will see facts of either conceptual and technical insights on non-Euclidean geometry. maybe the clearest technical result's the formulation for the circumference of a circle, k(pi/2)(e^(r/k)-e^(-r/k)). this can be one example of the marked analogy with round geometry, the place circles scale because the sine of the radius, while right here in hyperbolic geometry they scale because the hyperbolic sine. having said that, one needs to confess that there's no proof of Gauss having attacked non-Euclidean geometry at the foundation of differential geometry and curvature, even though evidently "it is tough to imagine that Gauss had no longer obvious the relation". in terms of assessing Gauss's claims, after the guides of Bolyai and Lobachevsky, that this was once identified to him already, one should still maybe do not forget that he made related claims relating to elliptic functions---saying that Abel had just a 3rd of his effects and so on---and that during this example there's extra compelling facts that he was once basically correct. Gauss exhibits up back in Volkert's article on "Mathematical growth as Synthesis of instinct and Calculus". even if his thesis is trivially right, Volkert will get the Gauss stuff all improper. The dialogue issues Gauss's 1799 doctoral dissertation at the primary theorem of algebra. Supposedly, the matter with Gauss's evidence, that's imagined to exemplify "an development of instinct relating to calculus" is that "the continuity of the aircraft ... wasn't exactified". after all, somebody with the slightest figuring out of arithmetic will recognize that "the continuity of the aircraft" is not any extra a subject during this evidence of Gauss that during Euclid's proposition 1 or the other geometrical paintings whatever throughout the thousand years among them. the true factor in Gauss's facts is the character of algebraic curves, as after all Gauss himself knew. One wonders if Volkert even to learn the paper due to the fact that he claims that "the existance of the purpose of intersection is handled through Gauss as whatever totally transparent; he says not anything approximately it", that is it seems that fake. Gauss says much approximately it (properly understood) in an extended footnote that indicates that he acknowledged the matter and, i might argue, acknowledged that his facts used to be incomplete.

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Small stellated dodecahedron {5/2, 5} Great dodecahedron {5, 5/2} The Kepler–Poinsot figures with density 3. convex figures is not one. It is three in the case of the small stellated dodecahedron and its dual and it is seven in the case of the great stellated dodecahedron and its dual. Note that in calculating the density, the penetration of the core of a pentagram counts as two intersections. It is probably not a coincidence that those with lower density are more attractive since the higher density is clearly associated with a greater degree of convolution.

8 5 2 0 1 The Golden Number 29 26 21 5 6 3 0 4 1 13 8 5 2 5 0 6 3 0 12 9 13 10 7 4 1 21 18 15 29 26 23 20 17 14 11 8 28 25 22 19 16 30 27 24 21 13 10 7 29 26 21 18 15 12 9 29 26 23 20 17 14 11 8 28 25 22 19 16 13 30 27 24 21 8 5 2 0 The first thirty points on a cylinder showing spirals of 3, 5 and 8. Changing the ratio a bit more produces the next stage as shown above when the spirals are of 3, 5 and 8. Finally, the pattern below illustrates the case of 5, 8 and 13 spirals which corresponds very closely to the structure of a pineapple – although some pineapples may twist the other way.

48 Gems of Geometry The Archimedean figures tilings we decided that the key to a regular pattern was that it should be composed of any regular polygons provided that each point should have the same polygons around it. This produced eight additional regular tilings. We can similarly extend our definition of regular solids to permit the faces to be any regular polygons provided the same arrangement of faces occurs at each vertex. Disallowing intersecting faces for the moment, this introduces the thirteen so-called Archimedean figures.

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